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Alison Jones

Alison is a senior consultant with a master’s degree in organizational/industrial psychology and a certification in change management and coaching. She enjoys reading, fitness, travel, and the beach.

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Work-life balance may seem like a fairly modern concept. But the truth is that employees have been fighting for work-life balance for many, many years. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, when manufacturing was the primary industry, the focus was on reducing the number of hours worked as the average...

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The COVID behavioral experiment is one that will certainly be analyzed for years to come. Although it was not conducted intentionally, individual responses to COVID have become a laboratory for studies and observations on human behavior, interactions, personality traits, and societal norms. As a...

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I was recently talking to a friend who’s beyond frustrated at work. Two years ago, COVID threw his company into chaos. Between supply chain, quarantine, and labor issues, his company was tested to the max. While his company is still dealing with the lingering effects of these issues, another...

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60 Minutes recently aired an interview on the rise of telework. During this interview, Karin Kimbrough, LinkedIn’s chief economist, provided a startling statistic: one in seven jobs is now remote. Even more startling? This ratio was 1 in 67 pre-COVID pandemic.

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Many offices are reopening their doors and welcoming employees back into the office, either full-time or part-time. After working from home for 18+ months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to the workplace can be a shock to the system. Even those who crave in-person interaction may find that...

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